That's it for today where Sri Lanka have gone one-up in this seven-match series. But stick around for all the best analysis from Colombo. We stay put until Saturday, for the second ODI is on the same ground. It's a day game, so a 4.30am GMT start, see you then, bye for now...

Presentation coming up. The Man of the Match is Tillakaratne Dilshan for his 88, wicket of Alastair Cook and outstanding fielding.

Here's Alastair Cook: "The first 10 overs we didn't bowl as well as we should have done. We dragged it back nicely but in the last few we always tend to leek a few more than we'd like. Moeen played a blinder but we lost too many wickets which you can put down to lack of match practice. We know if you get behind the rate its difficult. Mo showed us the way. It's frustrating because we're not putting a whole game together. We thought 300 was a par score on that wicket and our wides have cost us but there's a lot of positive things from today with the way we attacked Sri Lanka."

Angelo Mathews: "It was a good game of cricket. We could tick all the boxes. The fielding was outstanding - we highlighted that after the India tour. We still can improve but I though our batting was brilliant. We got Kusal Perera back in form and Jeevan Mendis played really well too."

England will rue a poor bowling display for their latest ODI defeat. Their seamers in particular were rusty and sent down 17 wides. It was also curious how Bopara only bowled four overs despite his success. Sri Lanka feasted upon England's poor start with the ball - Thisara Perera showed how to bowl seam in these conditions - and put their troubles after the India tour behind them.

A cracking start to this series, Sri Lanka have won by 25 runs but were made to sweat firstly by Moeen Ali's scintillating hundred - his first in ODIs - and then by Ravi Bopara who fought bravely but was ultimately left with too much to do. Sri Lanka batted well themselves, led by Tillakaratne Dilshan's 88, in a strong total of 317 that's proved enough, but by a smaller margin than they might have expected.

NLTC Perera to Bopara, OUT, length ball, smashed high into the night, it has gone so far up, deep square comes in, Kusal Perera is the fielder, he's misjudged it slightly but dives forward and takes a blinder! A stunning catch to win the game. The ball hung up in the sky for an age and was exceptionally well held to end England's stubborn resistance

RS Bopara c MDKJ Perera b NLTC Perera 65 (102m 62b 4x4 2x6) SR: 104.83

26 in 18 balls, nervy stuff, Bopara can't make a wrong move now. Perera's final over coming up...

47 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 292/9 (26 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.21, RRR: 8.66)

  • Harry Gurney1 (2b)
  • Ravi Bopara65 (61b)
  • Ajantha Mendis9-0-55-2
  • Thisara Perera9-1-44-2
BAW Mendis to Gurney, no run, wide of off stump and Gurney is able to leave this alone
BAW Mendis to Bopara, 1 run, goes leg side again but without connection and after some consideration decides on a single
BAW Mendis to Bopara, FOUR runs, swept from off stump and he finds the gap at square leg, superb shot, timed it beautifully, it hovered just above the ground to take the slow outfield out of the equation
BAW Mendis to Bopara, no run, strong thump down the ground only straight on the bounce to long-off and Bopara refuses the run
BAW Mendis to Gurney, 1 run, wide of off stump, Gurney plays a lofted cover drive! Gets it in the gap and Bopara is back on strike

Sri Lanka one wicket away now...

BAW Mendis to Tredwell, OUT, Tredwell backs away looking for a cut and gets bowled losing the top of his middle stump. The delivery skidded on quicker than Tredwell could attempt the cut stroke and he missed

JC Tredwell b BAW Mendis 6 (18m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 54.54

Ajantha Mendis comes back, he's got a slip...

46 | 10 Runs | ENG: 286/8 (32 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.21, RRR: 8.00)

  • Ravi Bopara60 (58b)
  • James Tredwell6 (10b)
  • Thisara Perera9-1-44-2
  • Rangana Herath9-0-58-2

Still in the game England, what a match this is...

NLTC Perera to Bopara, no run, length ball, dead-batted, Bopara wants to play tip and run but Tredwell says no with the ball having not moved far off the popping crease
NLTC Perera to Bopara, (no ball) FOUR runs, oh dear! A beamer and Bopara managed to hoik it backward of square for four. Real bonus for England, a beamer at head height and Bopara hooked it literally off his grille. Very valuable that for England
NLTC Perera to Bopara, 2 runs, gives himself room and aims over extra cover, gets its high but not that long, it plugs and they get back for the second
NLTC Perera to Bopara, 2 runs, back and hit hard wide of long-on but the fielder does well going to his right and saves the boundary
NLTC Perera to Bopara, no run, slower ball, Bopara tried to get across his stumps to flick leg side but could only get struck on the thigh pad
NLTC Perera to Bopara, no run, length on off stump, blocked into the covers
NLTC Perera to Tredwell, 1 run, full on leg stump, Tredwell forward and getting a thick inside edge through square leg

45 | 9 Runs | ENG: 276/8 (42 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.13, RRR: 8.40)

  • James Tredwell5 (9b)
  • Ravi Bopara52 (52b)
  • Rangana Herath9-0-58-2
  • Thisara Perera8-1-34-2
Herath to Tredwell, 1 run, driven up in the air and just over extra cover, only a single so Tredwell again keeps the strike



Number of sixes hit by Moeen Ali in this match - equals the highest hit by an England opener in an ODI innings.

only the second


No. of England batsmen to hit ODI tons in SL including Moeen; Trescothick hit one against Zimbabwe in 2002.

Almost happened


Runs scored by Buttler at Lord’s in May this year, when he almost pulled off a chase against the same opposition.

In a hurry


Balls Moeen Ali took for his fifty; a ball slower than Collingwood's fifty against NZ, which is England's quickest since 2001

Quick Start


Balls England took for their fifty - this is the fourth-quickest team fifty for England in ODIs since 2001

Tough ask


Highest ODI target successfully chased in SL, by the hosts against Pakistan in Dambulla in 2009; England are chasing 318.



Tillakaratne Dilshan's highest ODI score in 2014 - also made against England at Durham in June

Still to get there


Centuries by Tillakaratne Dilshan in 2014 - he is the only batsman without a hundred among those with at least 500 ODI runs this year

Got 'em measured


Moeen Ali's bowling average (12 wkts) against left handers in all international cricket; against right handers he averages 38.06 (16 wkts)

Long time coming


Number of ODIs since Sri Lanka's last century opening partnership - 213 against India in Jamaica last year

Lean patch


Perera's batting average since the last time he hit an ODI fifty. He's been out for a duck four times in 12 innings.